Stories about Peru


Peru wind committee seeks to extend moratorium

PERU — The status of the moratorium on industrial wind power development was the major concern of the Wind Power Committee Tuesday night. Because the original 180-day moratorium ordinance specified that it was retroactive, there were questions about whether to count the days from the... 2


Peru may adopt another wind farm moratorium

PERU — Wind power is a “hot potato in this town right now,” the chairman of the Board of Selectmen said at Monday night's meeting. Tim Holland said because of confusion about the effective date of the industrial wind power development moratorium, which was passed last fal...


Peru business, town at odds over permit

PERU — The owners of the Bus eatery on the west shore of Worthley Pond and the Board of Selectmen disagreed Monday night on whether the business complies with state law. The state Department of Environmental Protection has said signs for the takeout enterprise on Greenwoods Road are ... 1


C. McLain: Take more action against drug abuse

The epidemic in Maine with prescription drugs is becoming overwhelming. Whether authorities are aware of how massive the issue has become has yet to be seen or heard about in the press. If only we could treat every drug epidemic as was done with bath salts, Maine would be a better, safer place. 3



Veterans raffle winner PARIS — The South Paris Maine Veterans Home Easter basket raffle was won by the Naples VFW Post 11362. They in turn donated the basket to a local church food pantry. GLBT group forming AUGUSTA — Integrity, ...


Burns — Elliott

Kassie Burns and Brandon Elliott RUMFORD — James and Linda Burns of Rumford are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kassie Burns, to Brandon Elliott, son of Kelly Porter of Peru and Jeffery Elliott of Turner. The future bride graduated from the Univers...


Oxford County arrest log

* Thomas C. Brown II, 58, of Mexico, April 3, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, $800 cash bail, Mexico Police Department. * Jessica L. Grover, 32, of Bethel, April 3, operating after suspension, $300 unsecured bond, Oxford County Sheriff's Office. * Martin A. Holmquist, ...


Peru selectmen offer advice to wind committee

PERU — Wind Ordinance Committee Chairman Bill Hine asked the Board of Selectmen Monday night to come to their meetings. All five members were at the meeting. Hine asked the wind committee if they wanted to ask selectmen to extend the moratorium. Tim Holland, chair...


Youth group raises funds, helps feed hungry

PERU — A truck from the Good Shepherd Food Bank delivered 7,000 pounds of food to the old elementary school building, now a food pantry, on March 3. Seventy-five individuals from the River Valley signed in for themselves and family, then loaded up boxes of vegetables, canned goods, m...


Peru selectmen want school budget cut

DIXFIELD — The RSU 10 board was read a letter from the Peru Board of Selectmen asking for steps to be taken to reduce the budget. According to the letter, which was read by Superintendent Tom Ward, Peru expects a $100,000 increase in school taxes. They also believe that some steps co... 2